Two grab cash in Coolangatta heist
A PAIR of brazen balaclava wearing bandits is on the run with cash stolen from Coolangatta's Crazy Clarke's.
Police are still hunting for the two “solid” men who robbed the Griffith Street store during late-night trading.
They entered at 8.05pm DST Thursday and demanded money.
The attendant complied and the men fled on foot across Griffith Street and disappeared.
Despite being dusk on the busy street and with a pub only metres away, it seems no surrounding businesses noticed the robbers in action.
Coolangatta Sands Hotel assistant manager Mick Fabris said none of his staff saw or heard anything suspicious on Thursday night.
He said the footage from the hotel's security cameras had not been able to help police with their investigations.
The cameras' vision did not reach to the discount store and no-one matching descriptions of the offenders walked past the hotel in the 15 minutes before or after the robbery, Mr Fabris said.
A shop assistant from 7- Eleven, across the road from Crazy Clarke's, said no-one from the shop had seen or heard anything and neither had a real estate agent right next door to the discount store.
Coolangatta has been the target of at least three robberies in the past year.
A neighbouring business to Crazy Clarke's fell victim about 10 months ago.
Its owner yesterday said she decided to no longer participate in late-night trading following the robbery.
And on September 30 a criminal threatened a clothes shop assistant with a screwdriver.
The offender on that occasion waited until the store emptied at 8pm then demanded cash from the 19-year-old.
Anyone with information which could assist police with their investigations of the Crazy Clarke's robbery should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.